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The decision concerning the Human Rights and Equality Council of Turkey were published on the Official Gazette today (March 16).
According to this decision, the council comprises 10 men and one woman.
While the members assigned by the Council of Ministers totally consist of men, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan selected two men and one woman.
The members selected by the Council of Ministers are Mehmet Emin Genç, Mehmet Altuntaş, Süleyman Arslan, Safet Balın, Hıdır Yıldırım, Cemil Kılıç, Can Esen and Prof. Dr. Halil Kalabalık.
The members selected by President Erdoğan are Dilek Ertürk, Harun Mertoğlu and Mesut Kınalı.
About the council
The Human Rights and Equality Council of Turkey operates as the decision making body of the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey.
The council consists of 11 members including one chair and one deputy chair. Eight members are selected by the Council of Ministers and the remaining three by the president.
The Council of Ministers select one member from two candidates recommended by academic members, who carry out research in the field of human rights; seven members from NGOs that study in the field of human rights, unions, social and occupational outlets, academics, lawyers, visual and printed press members, and candidates recommended by the field experts.
Term of office is four years. (ÇT/TK)